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Solution: A variety of chlorine oxide fluorides and related cations and anions are known. They tend to be powerful oxidizing and fluorinating agents. FClO3 is the most stable of this group of compounds and has

Problem

A variety of chlorine oxide fluorides and related cations and anions are known. They tend to be powerful oxidizing and fluorinating agents. FClO3 is the most stable of this group of compounds and has been studied as an oxidizing component in rocket propellants. Draw a Lewis structure for F3ClO, F2ClO2+, and F3ClO2. What is the molecular structure for each species, and what is the expected hybridization of the central chlorine atom in each compound or ion?